Meet The Staff
Our Executive Director, joined the Deerassic Park Staff in 2006 after graduating from Ohio University. In his spare time you can find him on his boat fishing, in the woods hunting or watching sports with family and friends.
CHARLES W. DRUBEL
Charles W. Drubel joined the staff in January 2013 as Director of Operations & Finance With a Master’s degree in non-profit management from Case Western Reserve University. In his spare time he enjoys woodworking, camping and fishing with his wife and two daughters.
Tonja Dille has been with Deerassic Park since the very first Deerassic Classic in 2003. She became the full-time Ticket Rep for the 2009 Classic. Tonja enjoys yard sales, fishing, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Chris Dyer, locally known as “Catfish Chris”, has been the Projects/Facility Manager at Deerassic Park since 2007. He also maintains our captive deer herd. In his spare time he enjoys hunting and fishing with his son and daughter.
COOKIE EAGLESON CONNELL
Cookie joined the Deerassic team in 2015. At Deerassic, she is the human sorter/stapler/copy guru all wrapped into one person! She thinks it is a blast working here and is involved with new projects on any given day. In her spare time, Cookie’s hunt/haunt is focused solely on family history–better known as genealogy.
Trista has been a volunteer and employee for the park since 2010. Now Trista works part-time in the office, and is involved in every event put on by the Park. When Trista isn’t spending time with her husband and daughters, she enjoys the outdoors, and is a active Ducks Unlimited Member.
A.J. Burga joined our staff in 2016 as our maintenance and grounds supervisor. He is a graduate of Belmont Technical College with an associate’s degree in heating and cooling. He enjoys farming, golf, basketball, and spending time with his family and friends.
Luke Fabian is our Education Coordinator and has been with Deerassic since March 2017. Born and raised in Cambridge, Luke is a Muskingum University graduate, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical & Health Education. He has also been a bowhunting filmmaker and writer for the past 9 years. When he’s not teaching kids about the outdoors here, he treks across North America pursuing all sorts of big game with his bow. He hosts “Stick & String TV” on The Hunting Channel & has his own series of hunting films on YouTube. You can also watch his whitetail hunts on Mathews Dominant Bucks TV on the Sportsman Channel.